US Senator Schumer tries disc golf!

5/9/2010 by John Borelli

On April 6, US Senator Charles Schumer gave a press conference at Dan Doyle's business in NY. Since Dan never misses a chance to promote the sport, he arranged a great photo op with the Senator. Nice job, Dan!

See below for the full story.



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NY Senator Charles Schumer Turns Pro Disc Golfer!
All in good fun, and for great reasons!


Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) throws towards a DisCatcher while Vietnam Veteran Bill Broas watches. Senator Schumer was leaving a press conference at Brakewell Steel Fabricators in Chester, NY and stopped to talk with a few veterans about installing Disc Golf courses at VA hospitals in the Hudson Valley. Although a novice, Senator Schumer obviously displayed excellent putting form. (Courtesy Times Herald-Record)

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The full story from Dan:
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) came to my business today to discuss how Chinese monetary manipulation has adversely impacted US manufacturers like my company.

Of course I used the opportunity to share my Disc Golf passions with him. I had some local disc golfing Vietnam veterans with PTSD come here at the same time and practice some putting with him. We collectively want to see how we can get more courses on VA campuses, starting with two here in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

I shared the success and the joy that Iraqi veterans have had with Disc Golf on the portable course I managed to arrange for a VA hospital in Coatesville, PA. Senator Schumer was very, very interested in assisting us.

I will be in contact with his staff tomorrow to see if we can start putting the wheels in motion to get courses at our local VA campuses. Then we can think about more across the U.S.


Comments:

by Rob Tatro on 5/10/2010 at 9:01:19 PM
Awesome story ... well done Dan!!


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